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Poster: angular Date: Jun 30, 2009 1:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: too much Bob?

I was listening to The Dead from 6-14-09. It seems to be a fairly highly regarded show from their return tour. I feel that Bob is so highly mixed as to deter from what I feel the music should be. Nothing against Bob, but he is (imho) a supporting cast member. It seems he is so high in the mix to the detrement of the others (especially Warren). I look forward to the lead and it seems to kind of take away from the strength of the songs (esp. Ship of Fools and FOTD)--I didn't feel the build.

Any opinions?

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Poster: shorthopper88 Date: Jun 30, 2009 1:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: too much Bob?

I no exactly what your talking about. It seems like bobs guitar was pretty loud for pretty much the entire tour. When listening to the albany show (4/17), which i was at, bob and warrens guitars can get tangled up and I loose track of whos who and whos on lead guitar. I especailly notice it on West L.A. Fadeaway. Its very frustrating.

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Poster: angular Date: Jun 30, 2009 2:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: too much Bob?

Thanks for the confirmation. I don't know whether it was make up time for Dan Healy holding him down in the mix in the late 80's or if they felt he was the strong suit. As we all know, he is a rather accomplished rythym guitarist.

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Poster: buck78 Date: Jun 30, 2009 7:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: too much Bob?

I don't know if your listening to this show from an aud or a sbd source, but if it's an aud, Bobby could be a little hot in the mix because of equipment, taper position, etc. I've heard the sbds of many of The Dead shows (including
6-14), and I must say that these shows seem to be well mixed with each member represented well throughout. I like weir's playing a lot, but I could see how him being louder throws off everything. While his function is just as important as anyone else's, what he does is to add texture to the band's sound as a whole.

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Poster: K-Wave Date: Jun 30, 2009 3:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Confession: Sometimes I listen to Bob only

Not whole shows mind you. But in any era, he can blow me away. Especially when the jams take off. I will re-listen to entire passages and sections w/ the Jerry side of my headphones off. And every once in a while, I do it w/ Keith, too. A bit harder to do after Jerry moved over.

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Jun 30, 2009 3:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Confession: Sometimes I listen to Bob only

K-Wave - maybe you're hip to this one already, but Bobby's work on the Deal from this show sure sounds good with headphones....

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-06-22.sbd.miller.88526.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: K-Wave Date: Jun 30, 2009 6:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Confession: Sometimes I listen to Bob only

That's a damn good example. Thanks. Gonna listen to the rest of show tonight.

Thanks again!

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Poster: clashcity Date: Jul 1, 2009 12:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Confession: Sometimes I listen to Bob only

Laying down some great stuff in the Playin' as well.